• Short Summary

    A UNITED STATES HELICOPTER PATROL HAS FOUND 56 ENEMY ROCKETS CLOSE TO SAIGON.

    A FORT IN?

  • Description


    FORT; ROCKETS ON DISPLAY.




    Initials MA/SC



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A UNITED STATES HELICOPTER PATROL HAS FOUND 56 ENEMY ROCKETS CLOSE TO SAIGON.

    A FORT IN THE RIVER, SURROUNDED BY PALM TREES AND RICE PADDIES LOOKED INNOCENT FROM THE AIR. BUT IT WASN'T. IT WAS A PLACE FOR VIET CONG ROCKET ATTACKS AGAINST SAIGON. A HELICOPTER GUNSHIP FIRED ROCKETS AND GUNS INTO THE TREELINES JUST IN CASE THE ENEMY WAS STILL AROUND. BUT AMERICAN INFANTRY SWEEPING THE AREA 8 MILES EAST OF THE CAPITAL FOUND AND CLEANED OUT THE ROCKETS. THEY'S DONE A GOOD JOB, TOO.

    AT A BASE CAMP ON THE EDGE OF SAIGON, THE ROCKETS FOUND ON THE RIVER WERE ON DISPLAY. 43 CHINESE 107 MM ROCKETS AND 13 HUGE 122 MM SOVIET ROCKETS ALL DEADLY WEAPONS. THE ROCKETS COULD HAVE BEEN FIRED INTO THE HEART OF SAIGON, BUT EXTENSIVE PATROLLING HAD PAID OFF.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5N52615C88RGRAID5RF9N8QC9
    Media URN:
    VLVA5N52615C88RGRAID5RF9N8QC9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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